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Re: Translation of Yizkor Books for Akkerman, Khotin, and Beltsy #bessarabia #yizkorbooks

R Jaffer
 

Yael,

When logged in and on the home page, click on RESEARCH near the upper right of the screen and then select YIZKOR BOOKS. The first item is TRANSLATIONS and choose READ TRANSLATIONS. You can scroll until you find the book(s) you want to read or go to the box on right and click on the first letter of the community. I think most of these books are found under their contemporary names, not historical names.

To find the Bessarabia Research Group formerly SIG, follow the directions above but choose RESEARCH DIVISIONS under RESEARCH. Under the DATABASE tab, you can find JOWBR, TOWN FINDER, and all the other databases.

Roberta Jaffer
Massachusetts


Re: Alternative place names for "Kunar, Poland, Russia" in census #poland #general

Walter Silver
 

Hi Lesley,

Another consideration - perhaps it was a mis-hearing of Kutner (from Kutno) Poland? I've seen quite a number of town name variations in UK and US census records for some ancestors that seem to be the misunderstanding of whomever recorded the info.

Walter Silver
Cambridge, MA, US



Re: Picture of Headstone needed Montifiore Cemetery Queens #usa

Robert Hanna
 

I just checked their website.  Montefiore Cemetery has no way to search by society name.

Robert Hanna
NYC


Do you recognize BERS-BERZ-BERSE family possibly from Rokiskis then South Africa#photographs

hsalmenson@...
 

This is a photograph of my grandmother's brother and his family. She was Shayna Bers (Berz Beres) born 1881 I think in Rokiskis Russian Empire. She immigrated to South Africa where she married Israel Salmenson (?Schneerson) in 1909.
Photograph can be viewed on ViewMate at:
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM89466
Herman Salmenson


Re: importing/transferring/sharing historical records between services? #general

Chana Bonn
 

I think it is very dangerous when different folks are able to add/change/remove information from someone else's tree.  A couple of years ago I found some really awful errors on my family's tree that were apparently submitted/changed by someone I never heard of who is apparently an umpteenth cousin by marriage and whose knowledge is probably 4th hand at best. 

Chana Bonn
Philadelphia
Peresmyk, Appelbaum ,Feinglass - Pruzhany,Belarus
Kaplan, Gelburd, Kopman - Radiviliv, Ukraine (Radziwillow, Wolhynia)


Newbie Question #sephardic #dna

joshfeingold@...
 

Hi there.  I am trying to see if I have sephardic descent, and am not exactly sure where to start. 
 
Looking at my DNA, it showed I am 99.5% Ashkanazi and .5% from what is now Turkey.  I can go back a few generations, but don't really know how to attach my family tree to the work that others have done.  Is there anyone here who would be willing to help me with that a little?  My best guess (looking at family last names) is that there is a Milgrom in one branch of the family tree, but in truth, I guess it could be anywhere.
 
Thanks for your help!
 
--
Josh Feingold


meeting announcement #announcements #jgs-iajgs

Marilyn Golden
 

 

The Jewish Genealogical and Archival Society of Greater Philadelphia Zoom Meeting

 

Sunday, January 17, 2021

1:00 pm   Check-in, Chat, and Schmooze.   

1:30   Official meeting start time

 

Guest Speaker: Sharon Taylor, JGASGP Member

 

Topic: Extra! Extra! Read All About it: Using Newspapers.com to Research Family History

 

Sharon Taylor’s roots lay in Mariampol, a typical small town in eastern Galicia (today western Ukraine), and in Philadelphia. No vital records are known to exist for the time Taylor’s family lived in Mariampol. In Philadelphia, it was rumored that Taylor’s family was involved in organized crime, an activity that strives to leave no trace. Turning to Newspapers.com Taylor explored the tale of her great-uncle's kidnapping by the Russian Army. She'll share her results and methodology as she tracks the struggles of Mariampol during the First World War, and finds evidence of her family’s colorful life in Philadelphia in the 1930’s.

 

Sharon Taylor graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial and Labor Relations. For ten years, Taylor worked for the University of Colorado School of Medicine as a Professional Research Assistant. 

 

Taylor and her husband live outside of Philadelphia where Taylor continues writing and researching her family and the Jews of Galicia. She is a member of Gesher Galicia, and the Jewish Genealogical and Archival Society of Greater Philadelphia. Her articles have been published in their journals, on The National Library of Israel Blog, and in Jewish newspapers in Philadelphia and Arizona.    
Our meetings are held every 3 weeks on the Zoom platform. Meetings are for members only. Please join us at jgsgp.org for membership information.
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Marilyn Mazer Golden VP 
Jewish Genealogical and Archival Society of Greater Philadelphia 
Visit our new website JGASGP.org (Do Not Register yet)    
Join us on Facebook! Register on JewishGen Family Finder.
 
 
 
 


Re: Post-WWII Records for Ufa #records #russia

Mike Coleman
 

Gary :

"My guess is that Ida's husband may have wound up in the Russian Army, I shall have to research that."

 

Try this - it turned up trumps (sorry!) for me.

 

https://obd-memorial.ru/html/

Mike Coleman, London U.K.


Re: importing/transferring/sharing historical records between services? #general

Mike Coleman
 

The moral is - stay clear of rivet-counters!

My tree is on my PC, backed up, with nothing online.
To my mind, the advantages of this far outweigh the disadvantages.

Mike Coleman, London U.K.

 

 


Re: Krakow Address Book 1932 #galicia #poland

Michael Hoffman
 

Hello Jacob,

Access Logan Kleinwachs Genealogyindexer at https://genealogyindexer.org/ 
for a host of directories.

Michael,

Michael Hoffman

Borehamwood,
HERTS, UK. 


Re: Krakow Telephone Directories 1934-1935-1936 #poland

Michael Hoffman
 

Access the Genealogyindexer at https://genealogyindexer.org/ where you will find not only the Krakow telephone directories,
but lots of other useful directories.

Michael Hoffman

Borehamwood,
HERTS, UK 


Re: Alternative place names for "Kunar, Poland, Russia" in census #poland #general

pathetiq1@...
 

Hi Lesley, 

There are many immigrants for USA whose birth place appears , in passenger lists, as Kunar, Kunary, Kunarz, Kunara or Kunari. There are also variations of the above mentioned names; Konar, Konary etc. Most of these immigrants  were of Polish origin (some from Galicia, others from Russia). Probably the place you are looking for,  is a very small  shtetl and that is the reason why you can't find it using J G townfinder. From what it appears, there are a number of small villages in Poland named Konary. Perhaps if you knew the gubernia or the district that Kunar belonged to,  you could locate it more easily. 
--
Giannis Daropoulos 

Greece


Re: Translation of Yizkor Books for Akkerman, Khotin, and Beltsy #bessarabia #yizkorbooks

Yael & Barry
 

I can not work out where to find this book. In fact since the change of the system I can find nothing !
Can some please let me know how and where to find it.

Thanks

Yael Driver


Re: South Africa immigration #southafrica

Arlene Beare
 

Sylvia

If they emigrated from Latvia to South Africa you should check the outgoing passenger lists from the UK.   There are no incoming passenger lists from Latvia for that time period. You can find these on Ancestry and Findmypast.   They left Latvia usually from Libau which is now Liepaja.. They sailed to either Hull or Grimsby in England. From there they went by train to Liverpool . They then could either settle in England or leave for South Africa from  Southampton. If going to USA then they would leave from Liverpool. They may have stayed for a while at the Poor Jews Temporary Shelter. 
http://www.jewishroots.uct.ac.za/Shelter.aspx

They may have spent some time in England before emigrating to South Africa so always worthwhile searching the JGSGB databases and JCRUK which is a combined Jewishgen and JGSGB Project.
https://www.jewishgen.org/jcr-uk/index.htm

Arlene Beare
Co-director Latvia Research Division


Re: Alternative place names for "Kunar, Poland, Russia" in census #poland #general

Jill Whitehead
 

Hi Lesley

This sounds like Kovno (Yidish) or Kaunas now in Lithuania, which until 1945 was in Poland. 

Regards

Jill Whitehead, Surrey, UK


Re: Krakow Address Book 1932 #galicia #poland

Yossi Jalas
 

Thanks alot but your link is broken. This is the correct link:
https://mtg-malopolska.org.pl/images/skany/ksiegaadresowa1932djvu/ksiegaadresowa1932.pdf

Yossi Jalas
USA


Looking for Mordechai Shekhtman, from Montreal (1977) and later Israel (Rishon LeTzion) #canada #israel #general

Avraham Y. Kahana
 

I am looking for one Mordechai Shekhtman who submitted a couple of Yad Vashem testimonial pages.
 
It is not clear if all the testimonials I looked at were submitted by the same individual (they are all linked, at least, to the same submitter, in Yad Vashem)
 
At one point he used the address 4921 Kent Av., Montreal - apparently from 1977
In later testimonials, he writes from Heletz street, 7, Rishon LeTzion, Israel, 1988
 
If anyone has any additional info or potential leads on him, please reply back.
 
Thanks in advance,
Avraham Yehoshua Kahana
Israel


Re: Mikhail Sokolov - Tax and voters list #records

Russ Maurer
 

Uchastok is the transliteration of a Russian word, участок, which means a part of some area, eg, a district, subdistrict, sector, quarter, or something similar. I believe Vilnius was divided into six or seven uchastoks.

Russ Maurer
Records acquisition and translation coordinator
LitvakSIG 


Re: importing/transferring/sharing historical records between services? #general

Martyn Woolf
 

  • Dr. Blumsohn's comment is absolutely right. I have found that those making unauthorised changes are generally those with trees of around 100,000 names and asked about sources have no idea what is meant. They are normally proud that they have achieved such a number after only a few months "research".
  • The trees I intend to give to my family, I hold privately, with no access to other people.
Martyn Woolf

London, UK


Re: importing/transferring/sharing historical records between services? #general

lydgateaction@...
 

You write a private book and distribute it to close family members. I really don't want some third cousin sticking documents to do with my grandparents and great-grandparents online, often mangled, uncorrectable, sometimes stolen and without consent or respect.

Dr Aubrey Blumsohn  

Sheffield, UK

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